Aakash Chopra, a former Indian batsman, claimed that the West Indies cricket system is flawed if Andre Russell is not picked for the T20 World Cup squad.
Chopra gave his thoughts on the situation surrounding Andre Russell’s exclusion from the T20 World Cup.
Russell is considered one of the best players in the world and has also made a significant impact in the IPL. However, the all-rounder was not included in the group when the tournament lineup was revealed.
Many were surprised by the absence of several prominent names from the West Indies T20 World Cup roster, but none more so than the multi-talented Andre Russell. Russell has not participated in a single game since last year’s T20 World Cup, but many people expected him to participate in the championship this time as well.
West Indies cricket structure is flawed: Aakash Chopra
Former India starter Aakash Chopra believes the West Indies cricket structure is flawed if a player like Russell misses out on the World Cup. Chopra also raised questions about the strength of the current team, which is relatively young, as the two-time champions would play the qualifying round first, then move on to the main round if they win at least a couple of games.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra said: “The West Indies cricket structure is flawed if Andre Russell is not playing. Different islands come together to play for the team, but I think there is nothing that unites them. In the last T20 World Cup, it looked like the captain’s [Kieron Pollard] friends came together and partied together.”